Dr. Ariel (Arik) Malinsky-Buller


Recent Teaching:

  • The Paleolithic record of Europe– core or periphery
  • Introduction to geomorphology for archeologist (with Dr. Theodoros Karambaglidis)
  • Site Formation Processes 

Ongoing Projects:

  • Excavations of the Middle Paleolithic cave-site of 'Shovakh (with Erella Hovers, Ravid Ekshtain)
  • Excavations of the Middle Paleolithic open-air site of 'Ein Qashish’ (with Erella Hovers, Ravid Ekshtain, and Omry Barzilai)


Publication List:

  1. Malinsky-Buller, A., Glauberman, P., Ollivier, V., Lauer, T., Timms, R., Frahm, E., Brittingham, A., Triller, B., Kindler, L., Knul, M. V., Krakovsky, M., Joannin, S., Hren, M.T., Bellier, O., Clark, A. M., Blockley, S. P.E., Arakelyan, D., Marreiros, J., Paixao, E., Calandra, I., Ghukasyan, R., Nora, D., Nir, N., Adigyozalyan, A., Haydosyan, H., Gasparyan, B. Accpeted. PLoS ONE.
  2. Malinsky-Buller, A., Glauberman, P., Wilkinson, K., Bo, L., Frahm, E., Gasparyan, B., Timms, R., Adler, D.S., Sherriff, J. 2020. Evidence for Middle Palaeolithic occupation and landscape change in central Armenia at the open-air site of Alapars-1. Quaternary Research, doi:10.1017/qua.2020.61
  3. Gasparyan, B., Adler, A. S., Wilkinson, K.N., Nahapetyan, S., Egeland, C. P., Glauberman, P. J., Malinsky-Buller, A., Arakelyan, D., Arimura, M., Dan, R., Frahm E, Haydosyan, H., Azizbekyan, H., Petrosyan, A., Kandel AW. Study of the Stone Age in the Republic of Armenia (Part 1 – Lower Palaeolithic). ARAMAZD Journal of Near Eastern Studies 2020;X(1–2):1–61.
  4. Friesem, D.E., Malinsky-Buller, A., Ekshtain, E., Gur-Arieh, S., Vaks, A., Mercier, N., Richard, M., Guérin, G., Valladas, H., Auger, F., Hovers, E. New Data from Shovakh Cave and Its Implications for Reconstructing Settlement Patterns in the Amud Drainage, Israel. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology https://doi.org/10.1007/s41982-019-00028-2
  5. Ekshtain, R., Malinsky-Buller, A., Greenbaum, N., Mitki, N., Stahlschmidt, M.C., Shahack-Gross R., et al. 2019 Persistent Neanderthal occupation of the open-air site of ‘Ein Qashish, Israel. PLoS ONE 14(6): e0215668. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0215668
  6. Malinsky-Buller, A., Hovers, E. 2019. One size does not fit all:  group size and the late middle Pleistocene prehistoric archive. Journal of Human Evolution 127: 118-132
  7. Stahlschmidt, M.C., Nir, N. Greenbaum, N., Zilberman, T., Barzilai, O., Ekshtain, R., Malinsky-Buller, A., Hovers, E., Shahack-Gross, R. 2018. Geoarchaeological Investigation of Site Formation and Depositional Environments at the Middle Paleolithic Open-Air Site of ‘Ein Qashish, Israel. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology 1: 32. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41982-018-0005-y
  8. Been, E., Hovers, E., Ekshtain, R., Malinsky-Buller, A., Agha, N., Barash, A., Bar-Yosef-Mayer, D., E. Benazzi, S., Hublin J-J., Levin, L., Greenbaum, N., Mitki, N., Oxilia, G., Porat, N., Roskin, J., Soudack, M., Yeshurun, R., Shahack-Gross, R., Nir, N., Stahlschmidt, M. C., Rak, Y., Barzilai. O/ 2017. The first Neanderthal remains from an open-air Middle Palaeolithic site in the Levant. Scientific Reports 7: 2958.
  9. Malinsky-Buller, A., Barzilai, O., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews., Birkenfeld, M., Porat, N., Ron, H., Roskin, J., Ackermann, O. 2016. The Age of the Lower Paleolithic site of Kefar Menachem West, Israel- another facet of Acheulian variability. Journal of Archeological Science- Reports, 10: 350-362.
  10. Malinsky-Buller, A. 2016. The Muddle in the Middle Pleistocene: The Lower–Middle Paleolithic transition from a Levantine perspective. Journal of World Prehistory 29 (1): 1-78.
  11. Malinsky-Buller, A. 2016. Lost and found: Searching for trajectory (ies) within the dynamics of Lower–Middle Paleolithic transition in Western Europe. Quaternary International 409 (B): 104–148.
  12. Malinsky-Buller, A. 2014. Contextualizing Maintenance Strategies of unifacial tools at the Late Lower Paleolithic Site of Holon, Israel. Paleoanthropology 483–504.
  13. Malinsky-Buller, A., Ekshtain, R., Hovers. 2014. Organization of lithic technology at ’Ein Qashish, A Late Middle Paleolithic Open-air site in Israel. Quaternary International 331: 234–247.
  14. Ekshtain, R., Malinsky-Buller, A., Ilani, S., Segal, I., Hovers, E., 2014. Raw material exploitation around the Middle Paleolithic site of 'Ein Qashish. Quaternary International 331: 248–266.
  15. Greenbaum, N., Ekshtian, R., Malinsky-Buller, A., Porat, N., Hovers, E. 2014. The Stratigraphy and Paleogeography of the Middle Paleolithic Open-air Site of ‘Ein Qashish, Northern Israel. Quaternary International 331: 203–215.
  16. Hovers, E., Ekshtain, R., Malinsky-Buller, A., Yeshurun, R., Greenbaum, N. 2014. Islands in a stream? Site formation processes at the late Middle Paleolithic site of ‘Ein Qashish, northern Israel. Quaternary International 331: 216–233.
  17.  Malinsky-Buller, A., Aladjem, E., Givol-Barzilai, Y., Bonnes, D., Goren, Y., Yeshurun, R., Birkenfeld, M.  2013. Another piece in the puzzle - A new PPNA site at Bir el-Maksur, Northen Israel. Paleorient 39 (2): 155–172.
  18. Hovers, E., Malinsky-Buller, A., Goder, M., Ekshtain, R. 2011. Capturing a Moment: Identifying Short-lived Activity Locations in Amud Cave, Israel. In: Le Tensorer J.-M., Jagher R. & Otte M., The Lower and Middle Palaeolithic in the Middle East and Neighbouring Regions. Proceedings of the Basel symposium (May 8-10 2008). Liège, ERAUL 126, 101–114.
  19.  Malinsky-Buller, A., Grosman, L., Marder, O. 2011. A case of techno-typological lithic variability and continuity in the Late Lower Palaeolithic. Before Farming 2011/1.
  20.  Malinsky-Buller, A., Hovers, E., Marder, O. 2011. Making time: "living floors", "palimpsests" and site formation processes - a perspective from the open-air Lower Paleolithic site of Revadim Quarry, Israel. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 30 (2):89–101.
  21. Marder, O., Malinsky-Buller, A., Shahack-Gross, R., Ackerman, O., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, M., Goldsmith, Y., Inbar, M., Rabinovich, R., Hovers, E. 2011. Archaeological Horizons and Fluvial Processes at the Lower Paleolithic Open-air Site of Revadim (Israel) Journal of Human Evolution 60 (4):508–522.
  22.  Malinsky-Buller, A., Aldjem, E., Yeshurun, R. 2009. Bir el-Maksur. A New Pre-Pottery Neolithic A Site in Lower Galilee. Neo-Lithics 2/09: 13–16.
  23. Hovers, E., Malinsky- Buller, A., Ekshtain, R., Oron, M., Yeshurun, R. 2008. Ein Qashish – A New Middle Paleolithic Open-Air Site in Northern Israel, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 38: 7–49.
  24. Barzilai, O., Malinsky-Buller, A., Ackermann, O. 2006. Kefar Menachem West: A Lower Palaeolithic Site in the Shephela, Israel. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 36:7–38.

Graduate Students:

MA students:

  • Dominik Rogall (ongoing)


Dr. Theodoros Karambaglidis